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ERIC Number: EJ1221002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Delivering Inquiry Learning in Science Classrooms: A Planning Tool
Lonergan, Robyn; Cumming, Therese M.; O'Neill, Susan C.
Teaching Science, v65 n2 p14-22 Jun 2019
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a requirement of school science education in Australia. Numerous student-centred strategies have been referred to as inquiry-based teaching (IBT), resulting in a lack of understanding of the exact nature of inquiry-based science learning within the science teaching profession. This article describes three essential components of inquiry in any IBT science unit as dimension, level and context. An integrative IBT planning tool to guide and support classroom teachers in delivering legitimate and effective inquiry-based science learning experiences is presented. Illustrative examples of the application of this tool are provided.
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia